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NASA Administrator Bill Nelson delivers remarks to an audience that includes NASA astronauts during an event with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to highlight how the agencies are making progress toward President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative, March 21, 2024, in the Earth Information Center at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington.
NASA Administrator Bill Nelson delivers remarks during an event with Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra to highlight how the agencies are making progress toward the Biden Cancer Moonshot on March 21 in the Earth Information Center at the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters building in Washington. NASA is working with agencies and researchers across the federal government to help cut the nation’s cancer death rate by at least 50% in the next 25 years, a goal of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
Credits: NASA/Keegan Barber

As part of the Biden Cancer Moonshot, NASA will virtually host an event at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, July 11, to highlight how the agency is working to end cancer for the benefit of humanity by conducting research aboard the International Space Station.

The event will stream on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency’s website. Learn how to stream NASA TV through a variety of platforms, including social media.

Additional participants include:

  • Dr. Michael Roberts, chief scientific officer, International Space Station National Laboratory
  • Dr. Catriona Jamieson, director, Sanford Stem Cell Institute at the University of California San Diego

As a member of the Cancer Cabinet, NASA is working with agencies and researchers across the federal government to reduce the nation’s cancer death rate by at least 50% in the next 25 years, one of the ambitious but achievable goals of the Cancer Moonshot.

Learn more about the Biden Cancer Moonshot at:

https://www.whitehouse.gov/cancermoonshot/

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Faith McKie
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202-358-1600
faith.d.mckie@nasa.gov

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